York County Solid Waste (YCSWA)

York County Solid Waste Authority Will Hold a Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

The York County Solid Waste Authority’s (YCSWA) FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will be held at the paved lot behind the YCSWA Recycling Drop-Off Center located on Blackthorne Court, York. 

Registration is required. Online registration is available for residents at . Space is limited.

While attending the event, all participants must remain in their vehicles and contain all collection materials in the trunk or bed of vehicle (not the back seat). Materials will be removed from vehicle trunk/bed by event staff. Smoking is not permitted at any time during the event.

Household hazardous waste includes products from the home that are corrosive (drain cleaners or bleach), flammable (gasoline), reactive (pool chemicals) or toxic (pesticides). The HHW Collection Event benefits York County by identifying hazardous waste found in the home and providing an opportunity to manage these materials in a safe and efficient manner. Visit for a list of products that are and are not accepted at this event.

All York County homeowners or residential tenants are eligible to take advantage of this event. There is no fee to participate. Business and government entities are not eligible to participate. The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. After collection, a licensed hazardous waste commercial hauler will transport and manage the household hazardous waste.


YCSWA facilitates responsible solid waste management through an integrated strategy that emphasizes waste reduction, education, recycling, and resource recovery. YCSWA is the owner of the York County Resource Recovery Center, a Small Load Drop Off Facility, a Recyclable Materials Drop-off Center, an Ash Recycling & Processing Facility, an Education Center, and the closed York County Sanitary Landfill which hosts the Hopewell Area Recreational Complex. Click here to visit the YCSWA website.